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stagnant - (of water) not flowing (often bad-smelling); motionless; stale; not developing; inactive; dull; Ex. stagnant industrial output
abstract - theoretical; not concrete; nonrepresentational
colander - utensil with perforated bottom used for straining
retaliate - repay in kind (usually for bad treatment); V. retaliate
accrue - come to one as a gain; accumulate over time; come about by addition; Ex. benefits that accrue from scientific research; Ex. interest accruing in a bank account; N. accrual
retiring - shy and reserved (of a person); modest; Ex. her retiring personality
affidavit - written statement made under oath (for use as proof in a court of law)
unkempt - disheveled; uncared for in appearance; not combed; CF. comb
soothsayer - one who foretells the future
ambience - environment; atmosphere; Ex. restraurant with a pleasant ambience; ADJ. ambient: completely surrounding; Ex. ambient temperature